Report: Stepfather suing former Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil
Just a day before he’s set to become a millionaire, former Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil is being sued by his stepfather, Lindsey Miller, according to The Clarion Ledger.
Miller alleges in the lawsuit that Tunsil attacked him last June and defamed his character. “Intentional and emotional distress” was caused, according to the lawsuit.
“Defendant Tunsil pushed Mr. Miller against the wall in the hallway, causing him to fall,” the lawsuit reads, according to The Clarion Ledger. “The disabled Navy combat veteran was simply unable to protect himself from the unprovoked assault by the six-foot-five-inch, 305-pound, powerfully-strong offensive tackle.
“After Defendant Tunsil had completely overpowered the now-helpless Mr. Miller, the All-American offensive lineman pounded the disabled American veteran severely, striking him with his fists multiple times. It took approximately four men to pull Defendant Tunsil from him.”
Though the two filed domestic charges against one another last year after an alleged incident, they were dropped last August. The suit was filed by Miller’s representative, Starkville attorney Matthew Wilson, late Tuesday.
The ongoing saga may not end anytime soon, and what was supposed to be a happy week for Tunsil sees a bump in the road with the charges from Miller.
Tunsil is projected as a high first-round pick in Thursday night’s first round.